Fight Like a Girl...and Win: Defense Decisions for Women

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Macmillan, 21/08/2007 - 304 páginas

A kick-ass practical guide that packs a major punch ... without even throwing one! Self-defense lecturer and no-nonsense blonde bombshell Lori Gervasi lays out simple actions and important decisions women must make BEFORE they find themselves in physical danger to eliminate surprise and panic.

It's an unfortunate reality that women are susceptible to random acts of aggression, from sexual harassment and stalking to physical assaults, domestic violence, date rape and worse. But women can learn how to protect and defend themselves -- with this groundbreaking guidebook. Let martial arts black belt and accomplished journalist Lori Hartman Gervasi walk you through easy-to-follow, everyday steps for taking charge of your personal safety, training your reflexes, and -- if and when the time comes -- using force. Her program consists of 26 potentially life-saving decisions that every woman must make, including:

DECIDE TO BELIEVE IN YOUR FIGHT – Battles are waged from the inside out. Your conscience, intelligence, and guts must be committed to the cause. You and those you love are the things worth fighting for.
DECIDE TO DEVISE A STRATEGY – Create a one-way ticket out of every imaginable circumstance, from back-door escape routes to getaways in public places. Think "what-if...?", plan for the unexpected, and be ready for anything!
DECIDE TO RECOGNIZE THE THREAT OF THE INITIAL ATTACK – When practicing awareness, you can detect danger before it happens. The bad guy will take steps to get close to you. Watch carefully and identify these for what they are—the preludes to an attack.
DECIDE TO MOVE – If an attacker strikes, don't freeze—get moving! Break through your fear with instant mobility. You have limitless options and any movement works as long as it leads to your safety.
DECIDE TO ACT ON YOUR INSTINCTS – Your intuition is your guide, but you must respond physically in order to be successful. When something isn't right, take action, change plans, redirect yourself, and control your destiny!

...along with Defense Do's And Don'ts, inspiring "Power Points," and other survival tactics that can help you to be prepared, stay strong, and

FIGHT LIKE A GIRL...AND WIN

 

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Very hard to take at first. Lori Hartman thinks every minute about what could possibly happen and what to do about it if it does. Sounds pretty exhausting and what a way to live. However, she does ... Ler crítica na íntegra

Fight Like a Girl...and Win: Defense Decisions for Women

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Rape and sexual assault statistics motivated television journalist Gervasi to write this self-defense primer for women. Although the author has a black belt in karate, she maintains that 90 percent of ... Ler crítica na íntegra

Índice

Introduction
1
PARTI Get Your Guard
7
Set Your Boundaries
9
Give Yourself Permission
14
The Statistics
19
Men Versus Women
30
The Big Fears
44
Degrees of Defense
52
PART III
163
Decide to Move
172
Decide to Look Like the Animals
181
Decide to Protect Your Space
187
Decide to Remain Active Versus Reactive
192
Decide to Get Up Close and Personal
203
Decide to Go Nuts
207
Decide to Get Horizontal
213

Levels of Force
56
Decisions
70
Decide to Believe in Your Fight
77
Decide You Are Your Own Bodyguard
85
Decide Your Chances Are as Good
96
Decide You Make the Rules
102
Decide to Live Life in a State of Awareness
112
Decide to Devise a Strategy
124
Decide What Your Strengths
136
Decide to Act on Your Instincts
142
Decide to Recognize the Threat of
148
Decide to Face the Fallout
157
Decide to Use Props
218
Decide to Use Your Natural Weapons
227
Decide to Strike Targets
233
Decide to Finish the Fight
240
Decide what to Do About Guns and Knives
244
Decide Timing Is Everything
258
The Final Round
265
Resources
269
Additional Reading
275
Notes
277
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LORI HARTMAN GERVASI is a black belt, trained in Traditional American Karate, a martial art style based on conventional methods such as Okinawan Shorin-Ryu and Japanese Shotokan. She worked as a television journalist for ABC News and Channel 9 News in Los Angeles. She lives in California.

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